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Sergeant Michael A. Mira

A Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry

 

101st Airborne Division, (Air Assault) “Rakkasans”

 
Sergeant Michael A. Mira Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. Sergeant Michael A. Mira Marker
Inscription.
Operation Iraqi Freedom I & IV
Served: 2003-2006
The September 11, 2001 attacks changed every American. For Sergeant Michael Mira it was the catalyst that influenced his decision to change his life by becoming an active defender of the United States. Joining the Army in January of 2002, the requested duty in the infantry and was assign to the 101st Airborne Division. During his enlistment he served two tours in Iraq and participated in a number of operations and actions. These included Operation Swarmer, the taking of Al-Hilah, and combat patrols in downtown Baghdad. Throughout his service he held various duty positions such as Radio/Telephone Operator (RTO), M240 Gunner, Javelin Gunner, and training Room Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO).

The first deployment was exciting, all was new and I was going to war like I first enlisted to do. There was a little fear mixed in with it as well, would I come back in one piece?
Sergeant Michael A. Mira
A Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.367′ N, 77° 9.556′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached

Insert - Sergeant Michael A. Mira image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. Insert - Sergeant Michael A. Mira
from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kady Brownell (here, next to this marker); Sergeant Frederick A. Counsel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Army Introduces a Heavyweight: (within shouting distance of this marker); Reception Center (within shouting distance of this marker); They Called Them “Hellcats” (within shouting distance of this marker); Induction Centers (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Core Area (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trenches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Additional keywords. The marker is on the grounds of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Categories. War, 2nd Iraq
 
Insert - A Company's Torii Gate image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
3. Insert - A Company's Torii Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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